Gung Ho!

Hardcover | October 8, 1997

byKen Blanchard

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Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of the New York Times business bestseller Raving Fans, are back with Gung Ho! Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. It is a must-read for everyone who wants to stay on top in today's ultra-competitive business world.

Raving Fans taught managers how to turn customers into full-fledged fans. Now, Gung Ho! brings the same magic to employees. Through the inspirational story of business leaders Peggy Sinclair and Andy Longclaw, Blanchard and Bowles reveal the secret of Gung Ho--a revolutionary technique to boost enthusiasm and performance and usher in astonishing results for any organization. The three principles of Gung Ho are:

  • The Spirit of the Squirrel
  • The Way of the Beaver
  • The Gift of the Goose

    These three cornerstones of Gung Ho are surprisingly simple and yet amazingly powerful. Whether your organization consists of one or is listed in the Fortune 500, this book ensures Gung Ho employees committed to success.

    Gung Ho! also includes a clear game plan with a step-by-step outline for instituting these groundbreaking ideas. Destined to become a classic, Gung Ho! is a rare and wonderful business book that is packed with invaluable information as well as a compelling, page-turning story.

    Management legend Ken Blanchard and master entrepreneur Sheldon Bowles are back with Gung Ho!, revealing a surefire way to boost employee enthusiasm, productivity, and performance and usher in astonishing results for any organization.

    Raving Fans brilliantly schooled managers on how to turn customers into raving fans. Gung Ho! now brings the same magic to employees. Here is the story of how two managers saved a failing company and turned in record profits with record productivity. The three core ideas of Gung Ho! are surprisingly simple: worthwhile work guided by goals and values; putting workers in control of their production; and cheering one another on. Their principles are so powerful that business leaders, reviewing the manuscript for Ken and Sheldon, have written to say, "Sorry. Ignored instructions. Have photocopied for everyone. I promise to buy books, but can't wait. We need now!" Like Raving Fans, Gung Ho! delivers.

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Through the inspirational story of business leaders Peggy Sinclair and Andy Longclaw, Blanchard and Bowles reveal the secret of Gung Ho - a revolutionary technique to boost enthusiasm and performance and usher in astonishing results for any organization. The three principles of Gung Ho are the spirit of the Squirrel, the Way of the Bea...

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Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of the New York Times business bestseller Raving Fans, are back with Gung Ho! Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. It is a must-read for everyone who wants to stay on top in today's ultra-c...

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Through the inspirational story of business leaders Peggy Sinclair and Andy Longclaw, Blanchard and Bowles reveal the secret of Gung Ho - a revolutionary technique to boost enthusiasm and performance and usher in astonishing results for any organization. The three principles of Gung Ho are the spirit of the Squirrel, the Way of the Bea...

Ken Blanchard, PhD, is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He has co-authored 60 books, includingRaving FansandGung Ho!(with Sheldon Bowles). His groundbreaking works have been translated into over 40 languages and their combined sales total more than 21 million copies. In 2005 he was inducted into Amazon's Hal...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.77 inPublished:October 8, 1997Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:068815428X

ISBN - 13:9780688154288

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Gift the Goose Goes To These Authors I read this book after receiving a copy given to my wife at her staff Christmas party. What began somewhat unenthusistically ended as a got-to finish-can't-stop-until-done read. Ever since I read this, I have found myself explaining "The Spirit of the Squirrel, The Way of the Beaver, and The Gift of the Goose" everywhere I go. In fact after reading this, I bought a toy squirrel, beaver, and goose to keep on my desk at work, just to remind me of the transforming principles found in this book. I highly recommend this book, not only to employers, but also to employees. If you work, you should read this. It offers a whole new perspective on job value. Although I am an avid reader, this book is an easy read that anyone should enjoy.
Date published: 2000-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gung Ho! A very uplifting guide to improving your work environment by changing your own attitudes and habits. The advice is easy to use, and presented as an engaging story that brings together tenets of Native American beliefs and well-known business savvy. I truly enjoyed the book. The information can be useful in any workplace. This author has collaborated on many informative books on the topic of management in business, most of them short, educational and to the point.
Date published: 1999-06-22

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Through the inspirational story of business leaders Peggy Sinclair and Andy Longclaw, Blanchard and Bowles reveal the secret of Gung Ho - a revolutionary technique to boost enthusiasm and performance and usher in astonishing results for any organization. The three principles of Gung Ho are the spirit of the Squirrel, the Way of the Beaver, and the Gift of the Goose. These three cornerstones of Gung Ho are surprisingly simple and yet amazingly powerful. Whether your organization consists of one or is listed in the Fortune 500, this book ensures Gung Ho employees committed to success. Gung Ho! also includes a clear game plan with a step-by-step outline for instituting these groundbreaking ideas

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"Aboriginal North Americans are running banks and hospitals, designing computers and teaching in universities. They own and operate thousands upon thousands of successful businesses. It's nice to have the business-book world finally catch up to reality and give us Andy Longclaw, a man who saved 1,500 jobs and may well save yours." (Phil Fontaine, Grand Chief, Assembly of Canadian Chiefs)